Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Rose Blush Birthday

Hi there.  This is probably going to be the fastest written blog post ever.  I have been meaning to write this post for the last few days but needless to say it just hasn't happened and the IndigoBlu Challenge for this month closes any time now.

I created the background using Adirondack inks in Lettuce and Stonewashed, with just a touch of Pink Sherbet, using a piece of acrylic and swiping the colours on to it and diluting with a spray or two of water.  I then laid the card on to the acrylic and transferred the colour.  I did this a couple of times to add extra colour until I was happy with the result.  I did try to keep the colours fairly light and minimal where I knew the stamp was going to sit so that the colours used to colour the stamp would stay fairly true and I wanted to keep the background quite light anyway.   I then stamped the IndigoBlu Rose Blush stamp on to the background using Black Archival ink.

I coloured the image using my Spectrum Noir pencils and I added a little extra pink randomly to the background as I felt this would complement the stamp more.  I finished by adding the sentiment using Black Archival ink.

I have to admit that my white square cards do not work well with watercolour techniques, so I used a piece of stamping card and then attached this to the base card when finished.  It did warp a bit so I ended up cutting the whole thing down to get a better edge for gluing. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Pat x

I am entering the following challenges:

IndigoBlu Challenge - Just One Layer.
Stamping Sensations - Flower Power.
Sweet Stampin'  - Clean and Simple.
Uniko Studio - Happy Birthday to Bev with Flowers.
AAA Cards


  1. So pretty & wonderfully coloured :) This would be perfect to link up to the Uniko Studio Challenge ;) Hugs Bev x

  2. Wow ! this is beautiful Pat. I love the gorgeous stamp and your colouring is brilliant. I like the smooched water colour background as well.
    Jean x

  3. Loved your skill with the smooshing color technique, and it worked brilliantly with this lovely floral. The colors in the flowers are gorgeous with your SN pencils, and look so soft. Just a beautiful card. TFS & Hugs too.

  4. The stamped image is gorgeous which you've coloured beautifully. The soft background shows it off very well. Take care, Shirleyxx

  5. I saw your card at AAA cards and came over for a peek. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  6. Your card is beautiful, such lovely colouring.

  7. WOW! That's some stunning stamping and colouring Pat.
    Simply adorable and so elegant.
    Thanks so much for linking up and joining our birthday party challenge at AAA Cards and the Uniko Studio challenge too. Sarah x

  8. COR that's LOVELY Pat. The main image is beautifully coloured and I love the background. xxx

  9. Beautiful Pat, gorgeous colouring
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  10. I love watercolor. I enlarged your card- it's super! I find that taping the card down during painting and then leaving it alone until completely dry has been my secret for really flat cards. Stay away from the gun......Thanks for playing with us in our birthday challenge!
    Cheers, Victoria Lavender- AAA CAS Card Challenges

  11. LOVE your watercoloured background ... just gorgeous. And your roses are so pretty. xx

  12. You always make me sigh - in a good way! The color and depth you achieve with your designs is spectacular, Pat!! Hugs, Darnell

  13. Pat, your card is very pretty. Love the image and watercolor background. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  14. Beautiful CAS card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  15. Gorgeous card... Love the clean style. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week :)

  16. Very nice!!! So glad you were able to play along at AAA Cards

  17. Lovely to see you link up at Uniko Studio :) Hugs Bev x

  18. This is so pretty Pat, love the softness of these colours, Cathy x

  19. This is so beautiful. I really like the softly watercoloured background, and those flowers are just fab. Thanks so much for playing along with the Uniko Studio Challenge!


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